F*ckarounditis is a behavioural disorder characterized by a mediocre golf game and complete lack of progress, despite significant amounts of time spent at the range and on the course.
F*ckarounditis most commonly manifests itself as an intense preoccupation with swingsetters, YouTube videos, tartan strides, plane finders, The Golf Channel, TPI programs, foam noodles and Johnny Miller. Fear of short game practice and tracking stats is another distinguishing trait. Physical ability is either completely lacking or misapplied (towards questionable or unproductive training practices).
Despite an alarming increase of f*ckarounditis in recent years, prevelance may vary greatly depending on location. However, in most private and municipal courses, it has been estimated that 90-100% of individuals are afflicted to varying degrees.
Environment and social networks are crucial factors for triggering the disease. It has been proposed that the roots of the disease stems from misinformation and counter-productive training advice found in popular media ("golf magazines") and information hubs on the Internet.
Human nature and the so-called "laziness", "magic bullet" and "complacency" genes plays a permissive role for allowing the disease to take hold.
The disease spreads rapidly, as carriers of the disease communicate with other individuals in locker rooms, social media outlets and other arenas of interaction and information exchange in real life or otherwise.
The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood and may go undiagnosed for a lifetime. Diagnosis is set by a professional and based on observed behaviours and swing progress.
Symptoms, preventative measures and intervention strategies are reviewed and discussed.
The statistics all point towards the same conclusion: we have a global outbreak of f*ckarounditis.
Be on your guard gentlemen. Be careful who you listen to, work diligently on the specific information given to you that affects your golf game and your golf swing. Tune everything else out. Work on what needs working on until it is fixed. This is usually a long time. Be diligent.Stop hopping around chasing hope. Your golf game will thank you.